Meaning of “suspense” in the English Dictionary


"suspense" in English

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suspensenoun [ U ]

uk /səˈspens/ us /səˈspens/

C2 the feeling of excitement or nervousness that you have when you are waiting for something to happen and are uncertain about what it is going to be:

She kept him in suspense for several days before she said that she would marry him.
The suspense is killing me (= I am extremely eager to know what is going to happen).
There is a gradual build-up of suspense throughout the film, until it comes to an unexpected ending.

(Definition of “suspense” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"suspense" in American English

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suspensenoun [ U ]

us /səˈspens/

a feeling of excitement or anxiety while waiting for something uncertain to happen:

The suspense of waiting for her answer nearly drove him crazy.

(Definition of “suspense” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)